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Sunday, June 23, 2013

I've decided I need to write off the next week...or two.

As I said before, my mother is moving, buying a new house and all that. While she waits for her new home purchase to go through, she's staying at her boyfriend's house. Meanwhile, my little brother, who lives with her is staying with me, because he doesn't get along with her boyfriend.

I love my little brother, but he sort of sprung his visit on me in a way that gave me no real options. I had to take him in. My house is not all that big. So, it was tricky making space for him. The worst part is that he dropped out of college, has no job, and almost never goes out. So, he sits on my couch...with his dog...who isn't potty trained.

I feel positively besieged. Between his Olympic couch surfing and my mother's now regular surprise visits to my home, I am a complete mess.

This ordeal is supposed to be over on July 1st, when they take possession of their new home. I keep telling myself that I can suffer through for a few more days, but my Sparking has come to a grinding halt...and I don't see it coming back until my home is peaceful again.

Add on to all this that my husband is increasingly gruff about everything...and I want nothing more than to take a nice, long vacation...just me and my dog.

Here's to July 1st, Sparkers. Wish me good luck and gawd's speed.

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LILLIPUTIANNA 6/24/2013 9:52PM

    I'm not dead yet and I haven't killed anyone. I came close today with my husband...but he runs just a bit faster than I do.

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TERMITEMOM 6/24/2013 9:32AM

    Just one week to grin and bear it! Each hour spent is in the bank! You can do it and you will survive! Thinking of you...

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ARCHIMEDESII 6/23/2013 2:47PM

    Do you have any odd jobs around the house that need to get done ? Maybe some yard work ? clean out the garage ? If there are things to be done around the home, give him something to do so that he isn't a contender for the gold medal in channel surfing.

Speaking as someone who was laid off for several months, I knew that laying around was no good for my state of mind. I tried to keep busy. He's got to keep busy too even if it is only for a week. It'll make him feel more productive if he thinks he's helping. At least, I hope it will.

Hang in there !

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ICEDEMETER 6/23/2013 2:34PM

    I've got a guest suite, and it's a nice time of year for a drive --- just sayin'...

You know you're tough enough to get through this, and life will get back to normal soon (just maybe not soon enough). Hang in there (and maybe get some aggression out with a video game or two...)

Hugs and strong thoughts!

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